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The Woman

Linda Darby Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Amy B. Martin
Series: Linda Darby Mystery Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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There are approximately 160 million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds, Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people.

Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government.

Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands.

Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk, and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day, she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day, she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her.

In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.

©2013 David Bishop (P)2018 David Bishop

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  • Beatrice
  • 10-03-2018

The music was very annoying

This might be an ok book but it is ruined by unnecessary music playing throughout the story. The narrator has a nice voice and tells the story well. I might read the next book but I won't listen to it if it has music.

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  • Rosemarie
  • 04-09-2019

Suspenseful Story <br />

Loved this book and can't wait until I can get the next one in this series.
The performance by the readers was excellent, and it was easy to recognize the different voices.

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  • Stanna1
  • 10-12-2018

If not for my OCD, I wouldn’t have finished it

The narrator just didn’t do it for me; she never used contractions & kept the same succinct speech pattern throughout. 🙉

The story overall lacked in character development; leaving me uninvested in the characters and the story over all.

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  • Eva
  • 14-11-2019

Enjoyed the first two, but.........

This started off as a nice murder/mystery/romance. The second book continued the story line and I was looking forward to enjoying the final two books in the series, but they are not included in the Audible Escape program. I wish Audible would include ALL the books in a series, not just one or two.